By Dave Berns (contact)

A detailed analysis in a story in Education Week, raises further questions about the accuracy of previously reported high school graduation rates for the Clark County and Washoe County school districts, which are responsible for educating 85 percent of the state’s public school students.

The Education Week numbers produced with the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center

show that Nevada’s high school graduation rate was 44.3 percent for the academic year ending in 2008. That placed it 50th in the country, just behind of the District of Columbia, which recorded a 43 percent graduation rate.

  • New Jersey led the nation with an 86.9 percent graduation rate,
  • followed by Vermont at 82.7 percent and Wisconsin with a rate of 81.3.
  • The national average was 71.7 percent.

The Clark County School District lists its 2008 high school graduation rate at 65 percent, according to data found on its website.

The Washoe County School District places its 2008 high school graduation rate at Continue Reading

Feb 25, 2011

The Genesis of America

by Mrs. Beckstead

Please join us for American Heritage Academy’s Patriotic Play, The Genesis of America on Friday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m.  This is a free event and open to the public.

Dec 17, 2010

Christmas Program

by Mrs. Beckstead

The year’s Christmas Program, The Spirit of Christmas, is always a beautiful experience.  We have an inspiring nativity the lifts the spirits of the audience.  We have amazing musical numbers sung by our fantastic teachers and students.  We love celebrating the birth of Christ by putting on our annual Christmas program.

Sep 23, 2010

Constitution Night 2010

by Mrs. Beckstead

Thank you for joining us for Constitution Night 2010.  Mrs. Beckstead, AHA’s Headmaster, addressed the audience about the foundation of the Constitution and the importance of this living document.

The AHA scholars performed the Preamble to the Constitution and sang “God Bless America.” The scholars then signed their classroom constitutions with quill pens in hand to signify their understanding of class expectations and governing rules.

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